LaMissTenn Governor visits Lafayette

Bruce Hammatt, Governor of LAMISSTENN, was our guest today at the Lafayette Petroleum Club.


  • retired after over 30 years of service in the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, served as Assistant Secretary with over 350 employees
  • a member of the Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge for nearly 30 years.  
  • served as Club President
  • member of E-LAMISSTENN Club
  • Served as President of Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge Foundation
  • Club Board member on several occasions; chaired several Committees
  • Lieutenant Governor for two years  2012-2014
  • Serves as a LAMISSTENN Club Counselor
  • Received the Ralph L.W. Schmidt Outstanding Kiwanian Award 
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation for Major Gift from the Kiwanis International Foundation for saving over 13,000 lives helping the Eliminate Project
  • River of Life Fellow
  • Currently serving as the Vice President on the Kiwanis Family House Board of Directors
  • Married for 46 years to his best friend and fishing partner, Joy. They have two wonderful sons and five grandchildren. (Yes, they all enjoy fishing!)


  • BS and MS in Wildlife Management from LSU
  • Founding member of Magnolia Wood Civic Association
  • President of Magnolia Wood Swim Club for several years
  • Boy Scout High Adventure Explorer Post Leader for several years
  • Cub Scout Webelos Leader
  • Member of St. Jude Mens Club
  • Member of St. Jude Knights of Columbus
  • Served in appointed positions under several Louisiana Governors 
Bruce Hammett, LaMissTenn President,
Division 7 Lt. Governor Andrew Dozier,
Brett Bayard, Lafayette Kiwanis President

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